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Hands-On Basic Level Soap Making Class

Hands-On Basic Level Soap Making Class
(3 reviews)  


Learn to make soap that will be ready (cured) in time for Christmas gifting!

**Your 4 free samples (chosen during checkout) will be waiting for you when you arrive at the class.**

Come learn how to make handmade, natural cold process soap with Rustic Escentuals! Class size is limited to 10 students, so sign up today! Each student will receive hands-on experience, an information-packed class handout with instructions, recipes, and soap made in class. You will learn safety guidelines and reach a level of comfort so that you can finally make soap by hand at home! 

In this basic level soap making class we will show you how to make soap from a traditional oil blend and a lye solution. Participants will learn how to work safely with soap making ingredients to create naturally luxurious handcrafted soap for your family and friends.

We'll discuss how to use math and soap calculators to formulate your own recipes. The topics of lye safety, oil choices, fragrances, super fatting, natural additives, molding and curing will be covered. Students will take home two bars of ready-to-use soap and 2 pounds of the soap you made in class - a retail value of $65+!  Lye will be available for sale at the class for $10 (cash only). Carol will send out an email reminder of this a week before class.  As a bonus, class participants will also receive free samples from Rustic Escentuals to take home for soaping.

Class cost: $110.00 (includes materials)

The Hands-On Soap Making class is presented by Rustic Escentuals, a Spartanburg owned and operated craft supply company which opened its doors in 2000. The class instructor is Carol Isler. For nearly 25 years Carol has been making traditional soaps like her pioneer ancestors did. A retired chemistry teacher and science department chair, she taught soap making to her chemistry students at James F. Byrnes High School in Duncan, South Carolina. Carol is a certified soap maker and soap making instructor through the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild. Through years of experience she has become an expert soap formulator, crafting soaps using locally sourced botanicals and base oils as well as fragrance oils. Her beautiful, natural soaps can be found online and in local boutiques. 

Class minimum of 4 students and maximum of 10.
We keep class sizes small to ensure optimal learning experience. Due to the materials used, no one under 18 admitted.

Cancellations: If you cannot make it to your class, please be kind enough to let us know 48 hours in advance so we may give your spot to another eager soaper. No refunds for no-shows and late cancellations. 

Dates: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Time: 10am - 1pm
Location: The Spartanburg Art Museum
Address: 200 East St. John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306
Classroom: 2d Studio classroom located on the 2nd floor of the Montgomery Building of the Chapman Cultural Center.

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Note: All classes must be prepaid in full. You will receive a confirmation email.

Bring With You:
  • Please dress for mess (bring an apron if you'd like!), long sleeves and pants
  • A pair of rubber gloves
  • 2 plastic bags for transporting soap
  • An old towel to insulate your soaps
  • Something to write with
  • A calculator

    Materials provided for you:
  • Protective goggles and gloves to wear while making soap
  • Traditional oil blend of lard or tallow, olive oil, and coconut oil.
  • Lye solution
  • Deep dish food storage container for mixing, molding the raw soap, and transporting home
  • Natural additives
  • Instruction package, table of common oils and properties
  • 5 different recipes that make 2 pounds of soap

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    Payment in advance is required. Click the "add-to-cart" button to register and pay.

    For more information on crafting and crafting tutorials, please visit our free Crafting Library! If you need supplies for any of the crafting tutorials, you can purchase them locally at Rustic Escentuals. Although Rustic Escentuals is not open to the public for shopping, you can place an order online and schedule a pick-up to save shipping costs.
  • Average customer rating:
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    3 Most recent customer reviews (see all reviews):
    Mrs. Kathryn Rice
    Jul 15, 2019
    Carol was awesome! The class was extremely informative, and will aid the beginner in calculating ratios for soap ingredients! It was worth the drive from Jacksonville, Florida

    Advantages: Learning about the soap calculator.

    Disadvantages: None
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    Katharine Stephens
    Mar 12, 2018
    This customer purchased the item at our site.
    Wonderful class with Carol teaching us how to make cold process soap. The handouts are step by step just like the class. That goodies from Rustic Escentuals are great! I’ve already put some of them to good use.

    Advantages: Gave me confidence to work with lye and make my first batch at home.
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    Tiffany Hughes
    Jul 23, 2017
    This customer purchased the item at our site.
    What a wonderful class! I've been interested in soap making for a while but hesitated striking out on my own with just YouTube or other online tutorials since I had no way to vet the instructor. Carol is a retired chemistry teacher; so she definitely knows her science when it comes to making soap. She provided easy to understand instructions plus a plethora of resources to help us calculate ingredients. This hands on class gave me the confidence I was looking for to begin making soaps at home.

    Advantages: Knowledgeable instructor
    Great "goodie bag" with lots of extras
    Excellent handouts
    Hands-on training

    Disadvantages: Nothing at all - except that I was sad when the class ended.
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